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08/06/14Markel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $511.28 at June 30, 2014, up 7% from $477.16 at December 31, 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $250.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a comprehensive loss to shareholders of $149.1 million for the second quarter of 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $480.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $108.6 millio... 
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07/31/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until August 18, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136... 
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07/23/14Markel Ventures Announces Acquisition Of Cottrell
RICHMOND, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Ventures, Inc. ("Markel") announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in Cottrell, Inc. and affiliated entities ("Cottrell").  Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Cottrell is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of over-the-road automobile transport equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Danny Zink, Cottrell's President and CEO, stated, "We wanted to find a partner that understood the way we ... 
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07/16/14Markel Corporation appoints Thomas K. Smith as Chief Marketing Officer
RICHMOND, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) has appointed Thomas K. "Smitty" Smith to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. Smith has 30 years of insurance industry experience and joined Markel in 2007. In his new role, he is responsible for business development, branding, managing strategic relationships, creating digital assets, and corporate advertising/marketing activities. The appointment was effective July 1, 2014. "Smitty is a uniquel... 
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05/07/14Markel Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
RICHMOND, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $493.96 at March 31, 2014, up 4% from $477.16 at December 31, 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $230.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $257.7 million for the first quarter of 2013. The combined ratio was 95% for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 91% for the first quarter of 2013. Diluted net income per share was $6.25 for the quar... 
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05/01/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until May 19, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136.  Inves... 
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02/10/14Markel Reports 2013 Financial Results
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $22.48 for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to $25.89 in 2012.  The combined ratio was 97% in both 2013 and 2012.  Book value per common share outstanding increased 18% to $477.16 at December 31, 2013 from $403.85 at December 31, 2012.  Over the five-year period ended December 31, 2013, compound annual growth in book value per common share outstanding was 17%. Alan I. ... 
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02/04/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date and Time
RICHMOND, VA - (ACCESSWIRE - February 4, 2014) - Markel Corporation (NYSE-MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments. Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until February 21, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0... 
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